Instagram Story Ideas For January

Are you looking for an Instagram challenge? Maybe you're looking for some inspiration on what to share in your Instagram stories? Here is a month full of hashtag story inspiration for each day of January. You can pick and choose what you would like to do, or maybe you're up for the challenge in doing the full month. It is 100% up to you. If you do take part, be sure to tag me @nictatt in your story so I can share your post in my Instagram stories too! Friday 1 January: #NewYearsDay Saturday 2 January: #ShoutoutSaturday Sunday 3 January: #SelfcareSunday Monday 4 January: #WorldBrailleDay Tuesday 5 January: #ThankfulTuesday Wednesday 6 January: #WorkoutWednesday Thursday 7 January: #TopTipThursday Friday 8 January: #BubbleBathDay Saturday 9 January: #ShoutoutSaturday Sunday 10 January: #ShopLocalSunday Monday 11 January: #MusicMonday Tuesday 12 January: #ThankfulTuesday Wednesday 13 January: #WiseWordsWednesday Thursday 14 January: #TopTipThursday Friday 15 January:

January 2020 Bellabox Review

Happy New Year and welcome to my first Bellabox review for 2020! This month's (January) Bellabox contains a variety of of gorgeous beauty products including a full-sized Liquid Lipstick (which everyone will get this month) and a selection of skincare samples, there’s a lot to love in this box. Many of the products I received are suited for throwing into a gym or an overnight bag, with most being skincare and sun protection related.

For those who aren't familiar with Bellabox, it is a monthly themed subscription beauty box with 1-2 hero products which are generally full-sized, 3-4 beauty products which will often vary from subscriber to subscriber and there's typically a bonus product which tends to be a sachet sample. I have found that in each box I receive that there is a good mix of on trend, new and classic health and beauty items. I have on numerous occasions purchased products after trying them through Bellabox, because I loved them so much. If you want to treat yourself to a wrapped surprise every month, then Bellabox is certainly something I would recommend to you.

Here are all the gorgeous products that I received in my Bellabox this month:

 Luna by Luna Cream Liquid Lipstick, full-size
There was one of three shades of the Luna by Luna’s Cream Liquid Lipsticks that I could of received this month; Ophelia, Nova or Karina. I received this product in Ophelia, which is in a deep bright red hue. When I do wear lipstick (which isn't very often) I tend to go for more softer natural looking colours, so I'm yet to try this product as I think I'll gift it to someone who will wear it. According to the team at Bellabox though the Luna by Luna’s Cream Liquid Lipstick provides a "...nourishing, creamy finish with a velvet-soft feel. Its high pigment boasts colour that will last the distance, while keeping your lips hydrated. Minimal touch ups are required, as each swipe delivers silky, lightweight goodness."

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks, sample size 1 use
Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Award 2019, Wander’s gold foil eye masks promise to visibly brighten, hydrate and reduce the appearance of dark circles. The hyaluronic acid diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while aloe leaf extract cools, soothes and de-puffs the under-eye area. I've set the masks aside to use when getting ready to go to a wedding I'm attending as a gust in the coming few weeks!
Carroten SPF50+ AQUAVELVET Moisturising Suncare Milk, sample size 25ml
I cannot get enough of the sunscreen samples that I've been getting in my Bellabox lately. I've only tried a suncare milk a few times, so I'm keen to see how Carroten's AQUAVELVET moisturising suncare milk performs. The formula provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection from harmful sun rays while giving your skin a little extra love and care. This product is perfect for wearing under makeup as it is incredibly lightweight. The power house ingredients in this suncare milk is hyaluronic acid which nourishes your skin with hydration, and betaine which provides rich hydration and strengthens the skin’s lipid barrier function.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser, sample size 9ml + a sachet as a BONUS PRODUCT
For perfectly clean and comfortably balanced skin philosophy’s award-winning facial cleanser is a certainly worth a try, and for good reason too. Its gentle, soothing 3-in-1 formula is fantastic for me personally because I don't have to bother with 3 separate products to remove makeup, cleanse and tone my skin. The sample size I received in this month's Bellabox is also perfect for throwing into my gym bag. A heads up though, a small dollop of this product does go a long way. The cleanser doesn't foam up but it worked wonders in cleansing my skin, breaking down and dissolving dirt, oil makeup. This is one product I'll consider buying next time I need to purchase a cleanser. 
Herbal Essences Renew Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo, sample size 100ml
A blend of essential antioxidants, aloe and sea kelp (for years I've loved using hair products with kelp in it) to restore your hair back to life. The pH balanced formula's key ingredient Argan Oil helps to smooth damaged hair, keeping your hair looking bouncy and super soft. It's suitable for all hair types including colour-treated locks, and is free of parabens, gluten and colourants. I'm yet to use this product but am keen to see how my element abused hair responds to it given all the amazing reviews I've read from others who have tried it.

  • $50 Hello Fresh Voucher - I gifted this to someone at work 
  • A sachet of Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser 

In 5 words I would describe this month's Bellabox as "simple things are the best". I can't wait to see what beauty products will be in the February Bellabox!

Bellabox - RRP: $19.95 ($16.00+ $3.95 Postage and Handling) on a subscription plan, billed monthly, but you can cancel anytime. For $5 off your first women's monthly box subscription use the promo code "NICTATT".
For further information about the contents of this month's Bellabox head on over to the Bellabox Blog.
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